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Danelle Au

Danelle is CMO at Ordr. She has more than 20 years of experience in bring new cybersecurity technologies to market. Prior to Ordr, she was CMO at Blue Hexagon (acquired by Qualys), a company using deep-learning to detect malware, and CMO at SafeBreach where she helped build the marketing organization and define the Breach and Attack Simulation category. Previously, she led strategy and marketing at Adallom, a cloud security company acquired by Microsoft. She was also Director, Security Solutions at Palo Alto Networks, driving growth in critical IT initiatives like Zero Trust, virtualization and mobility. Danelle was co-founder of a high-speed networking chipset startup, co-author of a Cisco IP communications book and holds 2 US patents. She holds an MSEE from UC Berkeley.

Seeing is Believing… and Securing

Derek Manky

Derek Manky is chief security strategist and global vice president of threat intelligence at FortiGuard Labs. Derek formulates security strategy with more than 15 years of cyber security experience behind him. His ultimate goal to make a positive impact in the global war on cybercrime. He provides thought leadership to industry, and has presented research and strategy worldwide at premier security conferences. As a cybersecurity expert, his work includes meetings with leading political figures and key policy stakeholders, including law enforcement. He is actively involved with several global threat intelligence initiatives including NATO NICP, INTERPOL Expert Working Group, the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) working committee and FIRST – all in effort to shape the future of actionable threat intelligence and proactive security strategy.

How to Predict Your Patching Priorities

Etay Maor

Etay Maor is Senior Director of Security Strategy for Cato Networks. Previously, he was Chief Security Officer for IntSights and held senior security positions at IBM and RSA Security's Cyber Threats Research Labs. An adjunct professor at Boston College, he holds a BA in computer science and a MA in counter-terrorism and cyber terrorism from Reichman University (IDC Herzliya), Tel Aviv.

Is XDR Enough? The Hidden Gaps in Your Security Net

Fawaz Rasheed

Fawaz Rasheed serves in the capacity of BUSO and Field CISO at Dell Technologies. He has more than 20 years of information security and technology leadership experience at global organizations in a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and the public sector. He has served in executive-level positions as well as an advisory board member. His experience extends to having been in positions as Field CISO at VMware and Global CISO at Northwestern Mutual, Trustmark, and Johnson Controls. Prior to this, he served as a global security leader in Verizon’s Global Security business. Having designed and built complex information security programs from the ground up, Fawaz has extensive experience in the domains of risk management, threat management, vulnerability management, identity management, and compliance management. He also has extensive experience presenting cybersecurity to Boards and Executive Leadership.

Moving From Qualitative to Quantitative Cyber Risk Modeling

Galina Antova

Galina Antova is the Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Claroty. Prior to that, she was the Global Head of Industrial Security Services at Siemens, overseeing development of its services that protect industrial customers against cyber-attacks. She was also responsible for leading its Cyber Security Practice and Cyber Security Operations Center, which provided managed security services for industrial control systems operators. Previously, Ms. Antova was with IBM Canada, with roles in the Provisioning and Cloud Solutions business. She holds a BS in Computer Science from York University in Toronto, and an MBA from the International Institute of Management and Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

How the Best CISOs Drive Operational Resilience

Gordon Lawson

Gordon Lawson is CEO of Conceal, a company that uses Zero Trust isolation technology to defend against sophisticated cyber threats, malware and ransomware at the edge. Previously, he served as president at RangeForce Inc. Gordon has nearly two decades of experience in the security sector with a focus on SaaS optimization and global enterprise business development from global companies including Reversing Labs, Cofense (formerly PhishMe) and Pictometry. As a naval officer, Gordon conducted operational deployments to the Arabian Gulf and Horn of Africa, as well as assignments with the Defense Intelligence Agency, US Marine Corps, and Special Operations Command. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and holds an MBA from George Washington University.

Digesting CISA’s Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Performance Goals

Jeff Orloff

Jeff Orloff is Vice President of Products and Technical Services at RangeForce, a cybersecurity training company. He has over ten years of experience in cybersecurity, computer and network security and system administration. Prior to RangeForce, he was Director of Product Management and UX at COFENSE, a company specializing in email security, phishing detection and response. He also served as Technology Coordinator for the Palm Beach County Florida School District.

Three Ways to Improve Defense Readiness Using MITRE D3FEND

John Maddison

John Maddison is EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet. He has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications, IT Infrastructure, and security industries. Previously he held positions as general manager data center division and senior vice president core technology at Trend Micro. Before that John was senior director of product management at Lucent Technologies. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the United States. John graduated with a bachelor of telecommunications engineering degree from Plymouth University, United Kingdom.

Every Network Is Now an OT Network. Can Your Security Keep Up?

Joshua Goldfarb

Joshua Goldfarb (Twitter: @ananalytical) is currently Global Solutions Architect - Security at F5. Previously, Josh served as VP, CTO - Emerging Technologies at FireEye and as Chief Security Officer for nPulse Technologies until its acquisition by FireEye. Prior to joining nPulse, Josh worked as an independent consultant, applying his analytical methodology to help enterprises build and enhance their network traffic analysis, security operations, and incident response capabilities to improve their information security postures. He has consulted and advised numerous clients in both the public and private sectors at strategic and tactical levels. Earlier in his career, Josh served as the Chief of Analysis for the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) where he built from the ground up and subsequently ran the network, endpoint, and malware analysis/forensics capabilities for US-CERT.

Diversifying Defenses: FjordPhantom Malware Shows Importance of a Multi-Pronged Approach

Landon Winkelvoss

Landon Winkelvoss is Co-founder and VP of Security Strategy at Nisos.

Mistakes by Threat Actors Lead to Disruption, Not Just Better Blocking

Marc Solomon

Marc Solomon is Chief Marketing Officer at ThreatQuotient. He has a strong track record driving growth and building teams for fast growing security companies, resulting in several successful liquidity events. Prior to ThreatQuotient he served as VP of Security Marketing for Cisco following its $2.7 billion acquisition of Sourcefire. While at Sourcefire, Marc served as CMO and SVP of Products. He has also held leadership positions at Fiberlink MaaS360 (acquired by IBM), McAfee (acquired by Intel), Everdream (acquired by Dell), Deloitte Consulting and HP. Marc also serves as an Advisor to a number of technology companies.

From Open Source to Enterprise Ready: 4 Pillars to Meet Your Security Requirements

Marie Hattar

Marie Hattar is chief marketing officer (CMO) at Keysight Technologies. She has more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience spanning the security, routing, switching, telecom and mobility markets. Before becoming Keysight’s CMO, Marie was CMO at Ixia and at Check Point Software Technologies. Prior to that, she was Vice President at Cisco where she led the company’s enterprise networking and security portfolio and helped drive the company’s leadership in networking. Marie also worked at Nortel Networks, Alteon WebSystems, and Shasta Networks in senior marketing and CTO positions. Marie received a master’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing from York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

How Quantum Computing Will Impact Cybersecurity

Matt Honea

Matt is the current Head of Security and Compliance at Forward Networks. He is a security leader and has a background in the areas of threat intelligence, networking, system forensics and discovery, enterprise security auditing, malware analysis and physical security. He is an industry speaker, author, and frequent security podcast guest. Matt also holds a US granted patent, multiple US Government awards and was selected as a one of Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40.

Continuity in Chaos: Applying Time-Tested Incident Response to Modern Cybersecurity

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is the Vice President of Product Management at Netography. Over his 25+ year career, Matt has held senior technology leadership positions across numerous industries including Neustar, Verisign, and Prolexic Technologies. With a rich background in innovation and go-to-market strategies, Matt has been a critical leader in helping many companies conceptualize solutions from the customer lens and drive them to market with significant impact.

Achieving “Frictionless Defense” in the Age of Hybrid Networks

Oliver Rochford

Oliver has worked as a penetration tester, consultant, researcher, and industry analyst. He has been interviewed, cited, and quoted by media, think tanks, and academia for his research. Oliver has worked for companies such as Qualys, Verizon, Tenable, and Gartner. At Gartner he covered Security Operations topics like SIEM, and co-named SOAR. He is the Chief Futurist for Tenzir, working on the next generation of data engineering tools for security.

What If the Current AI Hype Is a Dead End?

Rik Ferguson

Rik Ferguson is the Vice President of Security Intelligence at Forescout. He is also a Special Advisor to Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3), a multi-award-winning producer and writer, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Prior to joining Forescout in 2022, Rik served as Vice President Security Research at Trend Micro for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wales and has qualified as a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP).

Outsmarting Ransomware’s New Playbook

Tom Eston

Tom Eston is the VP of Consulting and Cosmos at Bishop Fox. Tom's work over his 15 years in cybersecurity has focused on application, network, and red team penetration testing as well as security and privacy advocacy. He has led multiple projects in the cybersecurity community, improved industry standard testing methodologies and is an experienced manager and leader. He is also the founder and co-host of the podcast The Shared Security Show; and a frequent speaker at user groups and international cybersecurity conferences.

Artificial Arms Race: What Can Automation and AI do to Advance Red Teams

Torsten George

Dr. Torsten George is an internationally recognized IT security expert, author, and speaker with nearly 30 years of experience in the global IT security community. He regularly provides commentary and publishes articles on data breaches, insider threats, compliance frameworks, and IT security best practices. He is also the co-author of the Zero Trust Privilege for Dummies book. Torsten has held executive level positions with Absolute Software, Centrify (now Delinea), RiskSense (acquired by Ivanti), RiskVision (acquired by Resolver, Inc.), ActivIdentity (acquired by HID® Global), Digital Link, and Everdream Corporation (acquired by Dell).

The Imperative for Modern Security: Risk-Based Vulnerability Management

Vincent Liu

Vincent Liu is CEO at Bishop Fox, a security consulting firm. With over two decades of experience in cyber security, Vincent is an expert in security strategy, red teaming, and product security; and at Bishop Fox, he oversees firm strategy and client relationships. He has presented at Microsoft BlueHat and Black Hat; and has co authored seven books including Hacking Exposed Wireless and Hacking Exposed Web Applications. Prior to founding Bishop Fox, he led the Attack & Penetration team for the Global Security unit at Honeywell International. Before that, he was a consultant with the Ernst & Young Advanced Security Centers and an analyst at the National Security Agency.

Secure Development: Using the Right Tools in the Right Place at the Right Time

William Lin

Will is a Managing Director and a founding team member at ForgePoint Capital. He has been an avid technology enthusiast for decades: building his first computer in elementary school and starting online businesses while completing his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Focusing on security startups for a decade, he has worked with more than 20 cybersecurity companies to date. In his spare time he’s a foodie with friends, enabling serendipity and building communities.

The VC View: The AppSec Evolution

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